2009 was a very exciting year for our ministry here in La Ceiba, Honduras. 2010 looks to be very promising in its own way.
Team: Including us there are currently four adults on our team. Another family, the Clows, will join us within a couple months. We have four others going through the support raising and language process this year. The four others will not join us until 2011.
Property: We eagerly await the final government approval for two properties we purchased in 2009. Both properties will serve as ministry centers for our work. We anticipate performing lots of construction on both parcels.
Scholarships: We are launching a scholarship program to get three poor children from Armenia Bonito into high school. This is a rare blessing that only 1/3 of Honduran children can afford.
Short-term Mission Teams: In 2009 we hosted six mission teams. In 2010 we are scheduled to receive 11 mission teams from churches all over the U.S. This is a huge blessing for our ministry and us.
Furlough: Our mission agency, MTW, requires us to take a brief furlough following our two-year anniversary. In September we will return to California for several months. We will then spend several months in Arizona. Our furlough will conclude with a brief stint in Georgia. This mandatory time outside of Honduras is designed to help us rest, reconnect with our culture and share God’s work with our supporters. We will return to Honduras when our furlough is over. In all, we will spend seven months in the U.S. We will leave September, 2010 and return April, 2011.
Family: Maddy will conclude her 8th grade year at her current school. Because of our furlough we will home school Madison for her 9th grade year starting in September.